International Forum for Democratic Studies

The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy is a leading center for research, discussion, thought, and analysis on the theory and practice of democracy around the world. Established in 1994, the Forum strives to bridge the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy through several initiatives:

  • Publishing the Journal of Democracy, the leading academic journal on democratization
  • Hosting Fellowship Programs for international democracy activists, journalists, and scholars
  • Coordinating the Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI), a global think tank network
  • Providing the Secretariat for the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization Section (APSA-CD)
  • Organizing research initiatives and conferences to explore
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Institution type
Foreign Institutions Independent research institutes and think tanks